Believing in the signs of the Hour is part of our belief in the Unseen (Al-Ghaib) without which the belief of a Muslim is incomplete. Signs of the Day of Judgment are many; some have already passed like Prophet Mohammad’s prophecy, his death, 30 imposters etc. Some are minor signs like the extreme increases in the consumption of wine, the spread of adultery, and senseless bloodshed. But if we trace the prophet’s references about the major signs of the Day of Judgment, these are the main ones that are close in time to the actual start of the Day of Judgment itself. Due to the many Hadiths referencing each sign, I will only cite one reference either from Quran or Sunnah, and elaborate about matters important to understand such signs of the Day of Judgment.
The prophet (SAAW) said: “